A LARGE, socially distanced crowd witnessed junior rugby league at its best last weekend at Lyrebird Park.
The final under nines game provided excitement, cheering and plenty of smiles.
It was a testament to the value and importance of junior team sport during a difficult year.
The under nines Warriors took on Berry-Shoalhaven Heads White in a tough, tightly contested game during the last round of Group Seven Junior Rugby League.
During the first two minutes of the game, Berry opened the scoring.
The Warriors struck back with Hailen Kershaw scoring a try and converting to even up the scoreboard.
Warrior try scorers included Warran Dargin, Windradyne May, Jazmaryah McLeod and Jonathon Murray.
With all tries being converted, the Warriors hit the lead in the third quarter.
The final quarter, again provided plenty of action, along with superb defence and close try attempts.
Berry White scored two close tries to tie up the game.
Within the last 10 seconds of the game, Berry kicked a goal to win 32-30.
Both teams are to be congratulated on a very entertaining, competitive, crowd-pleasing game.
The under nines Warriors would like to thank Berry White on their sportsmanship and fair play.
This round, home ground Lyrebird Park will again be hosting six games.
All the best to teams playing this weekend.
Draw for Saturday, September 12:
Lyrebird Park mini: 6-S Nowra Joeys vs Milton-Ulladulla 9am, 6-S Nowra Kangaroos vs Berry Black 9:55am, 7-S Nowra Joeys vs Culburra 10:50am and 9-S Nowra vs Culburra 11:45am.
Lyrebird Park number one: 13-2 Nowra vs St Georges Basin 9am and 14-2 Nowra vs Stingrays 10.10am
Ulladulla Sports Park number two: 7-S Milton-Ulladulla vs Nowra Kangaroos 9am
Cec Glenholmes Oval: under 10s Warilla vs Nowra 10:10am
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Play hard, play fair and enjoy your footy.